10 Best Annuals for Pollinators

Having a pollinator garden isn’t limited to a perennial garden bed. There are a multitude of annuals that you can grow in pots or garden beds to attract bees, butterflies, moths and birds. If you are growing vegetables in an urban setting, here are some ideas for annuals you can plant along with them to […]

Summertime Butterfly Watching

Native butterflies are one of the many wonders we get to experience here in the Northern Colorado Front Range area. Because we have a variety of habitat types (plains, foothills, montane, sub-alpine and alpine) the list of known butterflies is brimming. Backyards, parks, open spaces, natural areas, and wildlife refuges are rich in opportunities for […]

Plant Smarter with Plant Select®!

Here in the Front Range area we are considered both a high plains and an intermountain region. There is an expansive selection of attractive plants that thrive here while offering food and habitat for native wildlife. Thanks to the Plant Select® program, the selection has been researched and streamlined to take out the guesswork for […]

Why Build a Bee House

Did you know only three states have more native bees than Colorado? Over 950 species of native bees are at home here on the Front Range. Like bumble bees, many of the natives are plagued with the same pests and diseases that challenge honey bees. Around 25% of our native bees are listed as endangered […]

The Benefits of Planting Trees

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt Clean the Air, Cool the Earth, Enjoy Life: Plant a Tree There are so many reasons to plant trees, such as for their beauty and […]

Attracting Pollinators to Your Yard

Save the World, Save the Pollinators Healthy, happy bees need good homes with plenty of food and no poisons. Planting pollen- and nectar-rich flowers is a very important way to help counter the decline in pollinator populations. Most bees are attracted to flowers for their pollen as well as their nectar. The most important step […]